Minister of Interior Meets Foreign Embassies’ Representatives on Child Adoption

Cambodia's Ministry of Interior held here yesterday a special meeting with representatives of foreign embassies on child adoption and surrogacy.

The meeting was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, Minister of Interior and Chairman of National Committee for Counter Trafficking in Persons.

On the occasion, the participants were informed of the formalities and procedures for child adoption and surrogacy.

It is necessary to ensure that no baby becomes a tool of exploitation in Cambodia, underlined H.E. Ms. Chou Bun Eng, Secretary of State for Interior and Permanent Vice Chairwoman of National Committee for Counter Trafficking in Persons, adding that a law on surrogacy is underway.

According to H.E. Ms. Chou Bun Eng, Cambodia will authorise any child adoption or surrogacy only if the adoptive parents apply for it with clear intention with an assurance that they have enough possibility and love to raise the adopted child.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press